Royer Injury Not as Severe as Anticipated

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by ANTHONY J. MERCED

There is some good news for the New York Red Bulls as Daniel Royer may be returning to the team sooner than expected.

The newly aquired winger revealed on social media that he would be out for up to a month following a hamstring injury.

“It’s not as bad as we originally feared,” said head coach Jesse Marsch at training yesterday. “We’re hopeful that by the start of next week he’ll be day-to-day and see where he’s at.”

Royer has made six MLS appearances with New York, three of those being starts. Just before his injury he scored his first goal, a game-winner, against the Montreal Impact. The injury did open the door for Mike Grella to make a case for the starting lineup as the playoffs loom closer.

Royer wasn’t the only player update at yesterday’s training. Omer Damari has been in training and eligible for selection to Marsch’s team. Ronald Zubar was also spotted in training and could return to full training by next week.